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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to S. Africa, Madagascar.
Athrixia fontana

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, sessile, with revolute margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula heterogamous, radiate, solitary or few together; phyllaries multiseriate, the outermost recurved; receptacle flat, naked
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets: ray florets purple to white, 1-seriate, often with staminodes; disc florets yellow, 5-lobed, anthers sagittate, style branches obtuse, dorsally with hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes oblong, sparsely hairy; pappus of barbellate bristles in two rows.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Athrixia Ker Gawl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Reg. 8: t. 681 (1823)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Anderb. in K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 323 (1994)
  • Bot. Reg. 8: 681 (1823)
  • Kroner in Mitt. Bot. Staats., München 16: 46-101 (1980)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0